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Shifting of Cultural Tectonic Plates
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1245  Friday, 11 June 2004

[1]     From:   Bob Rosen <
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        Date:   Thursday, 10 Jun 2004 10:36:04 EDT
        Subj:   Re: SHK 15.1236 Shifting of Cultural Tectonic Plates

[2]     From:   Bob Grumman <
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        Date:   Thursday, 10 Jun 2004 11:06:59 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 15.1236 Shifting of Cultural Tectonic Plates

[3]     From:   Hugh Grady <
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        Date:   Thursday, 10 Jun 2004 11:26:25 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 15.1236 Shifting of Cultural Tectonic Plates


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From:           Bob Rosen <
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Date:           Thursday, 10 Jun 2004 10:36:04 EDT
Subject: 15.1236 Shifting of Cultural Tectonic Plates
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.1236 Shifting of Cultural Tectonic Plates

 >I have a question:
 >if history is the study of the present, is it possible for there to be a
 >study of the present that is not history?

A glib answer would be, repetitive science; once the laws are
established, the present merely reiterates them. Or what happens in the
present in the universe that is unknown to the observer. But a
speculative historian could theorize about the unknown by logically
deducing it from the past. The history of the present is tied to the
world's time, during which everything happens in chronological sequence
and is inescapable. Therefore, theoretically the present lasts only a
second. In practical terms, the present is a psychological invention
governed by context. The present could last a minute or a decade or a
century. For example, post-modern architecture is the style of the
present. Who knows how long post-modern architecture will last? To a
soldier in battle the present is the war in which he is trapped. --br

Bob Rosen

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From:           Bob Grumman <
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Date:           Thursday, 10 Jun 2004 11:06:59 -0400
Subject: 15.1236 Shifting of Cultural Tectonic Plates
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.1236 Shifting of Cultural Tectonic Plates

Two more questions:

Is archaeology a study of the present?

Why does grammar have verb tenses?

--Bob G.

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From:           Hugh Grady <
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Date:           Thursday, 10 Jun 2004 11:26:25 -0400
Subject: 15.1236 Shifting of Cultural Tectonic Plates
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.1236 Shifting of Cultural Tectonic Plates

Now.

---Hugh Grady

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